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article imageOp-Ed: Bob Marley is dead, but his music lives on

By Alexander Baron     Nov 19, 2011 in Entertainment
Bob Marley may have been dead for 30 years, but he is riding high in the charts again as his 1984 posthumous compilation album hits the number one spot in 17 of 22 international markets.
Last month, two of Marley's sons were in the UK promoting their father's musical legacy and philosophy; this month, he is again riding high in the charts, this time the digital charts, something he never lived to see.
One of his most famous songs was also covered on the American version of The X Factor. It remains to be seen what the man himself would have thought of it, but there is no questioning Chris Rene's sincerity.
Bob Marley Dublin Ireland Concert 6th July 1980 Dalymount Park. I have 4 images from this concert se...
Bob Marley Dublin Ireland Concert 6th July 1980 Dalymount Park. I have 4 images from this concert set up on Flickr already, have had a couple of requests about additional images from the gig so here they are. I had avoided putting them up as some were technically poor mainly unsharp. Now time to show them all, hope the marley fans like them. Images taken on his last tour, in 1980.
Earlier this month, a singer who is not only better and richer but better looking released a video recording of herself performing another Marley song backstage. Rihanna was in the UK on her Loud world tour.
To complete his posthumous hat trick, the House of Marley UK store is now open for registration.
In their own words: "Bob Marley believed in a better world. We are spreading his vision of one love, one world through eco-friendly products that embody the values of equality, unity, authenticity, charity and sustainability. A portion of every purchase goes to causes that bring Bob's vision to life."
You can visit the House of Marley here, and the Official Bob Marley website here.
This month also saw the screening of the Martin Scorsese documentary about George Harrison, who promoted a similar message to Marley albeit from an Eastern mystical perspective. The two men did meet once, in 1975, but never performed together, in spite of this poster (bottom of the page). Imagine though what these two could have achieved if they had!
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